Class BeanActionFactory

All Implemented Interfaces:

public class BeanActionFactory
extends Object
implements ActionFactory<Action>
Generic action factory class that can generate instances of actions if there exists a bean-like implementation of the action class.

Parameters in the XML file will be set on the bean if there is a setter method with the same name as the parameter tag, following the usual syntax rules. Eg. the parameter value <icon>/images/icon.png</icon> will be passed to the setIcon(String) method on the bean. If there is no such method the factory will check if there is a getIcon() or isIcon() method with a return type other than String. If so, the factory will try a second time to find a setIcon() method with the same parameter type. Methods corresponding to parameters that have not been set in the XML file are never called.

The factory can convert the string values to other data types for the following classes: int, long, float, double and boolean. It can handle both primitive and wrapper classes. Example: <enabled>1</enabled> will return true if isEnabled() is called on the bean.

Parameters supported by this factory
This factory supports all parameters. Some parameters may trigger special actions:

  • beanClass: The class name of a class that implements the extension points action class.
  • disabled: If true the prepareContext(InvokationContext) method returns false
Last modified
$Date: 2018-11-02 08:45:02 +0100 (fr, 02 nov 2018) $
  • Field Details

    • beanClassName

      private String beanClassName
    • disabled

      private boolean disabled
    • bean

      private Action bean
    • actions

      private Action[] actions
    • parameters

      private Map<String,​String> parameters
    • initialised

      private volatile boolean initialised
  • Constructor Details

    • BeanActionFactory

      public BeanActionFactory()
      Creates a new proxy factory.
  • Method Details

    • prepareContext

      public boolean prepareContext​(InvokationContext<? super Action> context)
      Description copied from interface: ActionFactory
      This method is called once for each request/use of an extension and have two purposes:
      • The factory should decide if the extension should be enabled or not. For example, the factory may check the permissions of the logged in user and determine that they are inadequate. The boolean return value determines if the extension is enabled or disabled.
      • Initialise the context with resources that the actions may need. With the BASE web-client this means that it is possible to add scripts or stylesheets that is needed by the extension. See JspContext.
      Specified by:
      prepareContext in interface ActionFactory<Action>
      context - The current invokation context
      TRUE if the extension should be enabled, FALSE if the extension should be disabled
    • getActions

      public Action[] getActions​(InvokationContext<? super Action> context)
      Description copied from interface: ActionFactory
      This method may be called one or several times for each request. This is decided by the extension point. If, for example, the extension point is a pure single-item extension point then this method is probably only called once. If the extension point is a per-item extension point in a list context, then this method may be called once for every item in the list. The context parameter contains all information about the context of the extension point, including the current item, if any.
      Specified by:
      getActions in interface ActionFactory<Action>
      context - The current invokation context
      An array of actions that should be added to the extension point. Returns null or an empty array if there are no actions in the current context.
    • setParameter

      @PathSetter @VariableSetter public void setParameter​(String name, String value)
      Set generic parameters.
      name - The name of the parameter
      value - The value of the parameter
    • setBeanClass

      public void setBeanClass​(String beanClass)
      Set the name of the class to use as a bean. The bean must implement the action class of the extension point.
    • setDisabled

      public void setDisabled​(String disabled)
      Sets the disabled/enabled status of this factory.
      disabled - A string that is parsed to a boolean by Values.getBoolean(String)
    • initBean

      private void initBean​(Class<? extends Action> actionClass)
      Create the bean object. Call all setter methods that corresponds to parameters found in the XML file.
      actionClass - The interface that the proxy must implement
    • createBean

      private Action createBean​(Class<? extends Action> actionClass)
      Create the bean instance.
      A bean instance
    • findSetterMethod

      private Method findSetterMethod​(String parameterName, Class<?> beanClass)
      Find a setter method for the specified parameter. Try: setParam(String), T getParam() or T isParam() --> setParam(T)
    • getMethodName

      private String getMethodName​(String prefix, String parameterName)
      Convert the parameter name to a method name. First character of parameter name is upper-cased. The prefix is then prepended. Ex, 'icon' --> 'setIcon'
      parameterName - The parameter name
      The tag name prefixed with 'set' and the first letter captialized
    • getMethod

      private Method getMethod​(Class<?> beanClass, String name, Class<?> param)
      Get a method with a specific name with optionally, takes a single parameter of given type.
      beanClass - The class to look for the method in
      name - The name of the method
      param - The type of the parameter, or null to look for a method with not parameters
      The Method or null if no such method can be found
    • convertValue

      private Object convertValue​(String sValue, Class<?> type)
      Convert a string value to another type.
      sValue - The value to convert
      type - The class to convert the string value to
      The converted value, or null if it couldn't be converted